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RCMP officers prepare to enter an apartment complex in connection with the mailing of ricin to President Trump Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 in St. Hubert, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Texas

Sep. 21, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border and is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday. The letter...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, an American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington. A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

Sep. 20, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it...

An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. India’s defense minister said Thursday, Sept. 17, the country faces challenges in its border dispute with China and urged Beijing to sincerely implement an understanding they reached previously to completely disengage forces in the Ladakh region. Rajnath Singh said in a statement in the upper house of Parliament that China has amassed troops and armaments in Ladakh in violation of bilateral agreements reached in 1990s and it was creating friction by trying unilaterally to alter the status quo in the region through aggressive postures. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

India asks China to pull back troops, arms in Ladakh region

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense minister said Thursday the country faces challenges in its border dispute with China and urged Beijing to sincerely implement an understanding they reached previously to completely disengage their forces from the Ladakh region. Rajnath Singh told the upper house of...

Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks as Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, right, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, left, look on during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Automakers Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes

Sep. 14, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California...

Mark Morgan, the acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner, talks about the soon-to-be completed 300th mile of new border wall during a news conference prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

US halts imports from China's Uighur region for forced labor

Sep. 14, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four companies and a manufacturing facility in northwestern China were blocked Monday from shipping their products to the U.S. because of their suspected reliance on forced labor from people detained as part of a massive campaign against ethnic minorities in the region. U.S. Customs and...

Officials: 500,000 counterfeit N95 masks seized in Chicago

Sep. 14, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — About 500,000 counterfeit N95 respirator masks have been seized in Chicago by Customs and Border Protection officers, federal officials announced Monday. The shipment of masks from China was seized Sept. 10 at O’Hare International Airport, according to the federal agency. It said the...

A combo picture shows Lebanese Public Works and Transportation Minister Youssef Fenianos entering parliament in Beirut, Lebanon, May 23, 2018, left, and Lebanese former Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil arriving at the parliament, in Beirut, Lebanon, July 16, 2019. The U.S. Treasury on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 sanctioned Fenianos, a senior member of the Christian Marada Movement that is allied with Hezbollah and the Syrian government, and Khalil, currently a member of the Lebanese Parliament, saying they

Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

Sep. 9, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful political group allied with militant Hezbollah denounced Wednesday the U.S. sanctions against one of its senior members, saying they infringe on Lebanon’s sovereignty and will not succeed in extracting any concessions. The statement by the Shiite Amal group headed by...

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf speaks during an event at DHS headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Top Homeland Security official defends response to protests

Sep. 9, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday defended his response to protests in Portland, Oregon, amid criticism that the agency overstepped its authority with a heavy-handed deployment that reflected the law-and-order re-election campaign of President Donald Trump....

A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico states run out of death certificates

Sep. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states ran out of death certificates. Officials said Friday the federal forms started running out about 15 to 20 days ago in at least three states — Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City. ...

This photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration Caribbean Division Office shows what it reports is 27 million dollars seized on Aug. 29 as part of the Inter-agency operation, at the US Customs and Border Protection, CBP, headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. CBP says the undeclared currency was found inside boxes bound to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.  (Drug Enforcement Administration Caribbean Division Office via AP)

US agents seize record $27M in cash on ship bound for USVI

Sep. 1, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities announced Tuesday that they seized $27 million in undeclared cash aboard a ship bound for the U.S. Virgin Islands, the largest such seizure ever in the region. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a dog inspecting cargo on Saturday aboard a ship docked in...